Before Liszt, before Chopin, there was John Field, probably Ireland’s most notable export before Guinness Stout. Field was very highly regarded by his contemporaries and his playing and compositions influenced many major composers, including Chopin, Liszt, Johannes Brahms and Robert Schumann. The one thing most people know about John Field is that he invented the nocturne. Discover here also one of his piano concertos.
Read our commentary on November 10 @ http://itywltmt.blogspot.com/2017/11/john-field-1782-1837.html, details @ https://archive.org/details/pcast264-Playlist (ITYWLTMT Podcast #264 - 10 Nov, 2017)